PRE-SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

Patient Requirements:

  • At least 3 months of age and 3 pounds

  • If your animal is older than 5 years old, pre-operative blood work is mandatory ($40.00)

  • We do not preform surgeries on animals over 8 years of age

  • Cats must arrive in a carrier and dogs must be in a carrier or on a leash

  • Vaccines: You can get vaccines on the day of the surgery, but some vaccines take up to two weeks to be effective. We don’t require vaccines before surgery, we highly recommend that your pet be up to date on all vaccines before surgery! They are available at an additional fee at the time of your pets spay or neuter. 

  • If you have a MALE dog and cannot feel/see BOTH testicles, you MUST call for your surgery appointment!

Food & Water:

  • If your pet is younger than 4 months they should get a snack on the morning of the procedure, about 1/4 of what they usually get for breakfast to keep their blood sugar up.

  • If your pet is 4 months or older they shouldn't have any more food after 10 p.m. the night before surgery to avoid any vomiting after anesthesia has been administered.

  • Water should be available until the animal is brought in for surgery.

Check – In:

  • Arrival & check-in time is at 7:30a.m. If you arrive late (past 7:30am) your animal may not be sterilized and you may be asked to reschedule your appointment for another date

  • The Veterinarian will perform a pre-surgical exam on every animal before they are spayed or neutered

  • If our doctors find anything of concern or out of the ordinary we may postpone their surgery and contact you to address any issues.

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